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Langley council approves annexation contract

The Langley City Council unanimously approved an agreement that finalized the city's annexation into the Sno-Isle Library District at the council's meeting on Monday.

Teen driver in fatal crash held on $150,000 bail

An Island County judge has ordered the driver in a triple-fatality car accident near Clinton held on $150,000 bail.

Judge orders competency hearing for alleged Greenbank shooter

A Greenbank man facing a charge of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm will undergo a competency hearing before he is arraigned.

New veteran’s clinic will be based in Mount Vernon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray announced today that Mount Vernon has been chosen as the permanent site for a new Northwest Washington Veterans’ Clinic. Larsen, a 2nd District Democrat, and Murray, D-Wash., have been pressing for a new outpatient clinic for veterans for nearly six years. Many veterans on Whidbey Island have relied on the VA hospital in Seattle for care.

Emerson’s lead narrows in Island County commissioner race

Incumbent Democratic Island County Commissioner John Dean pulled closer to Republican challenger Kelly Emerson in the race for the District 3 seat on the county board of commissioners, according to the most recent vote tally released Wednesday evening.

South Whidbey High School principal Prosch resigns

Rob Prosch has resigned as principal of South Whidbey High School.

Sales taxes coming to South Whidbey parks district

Athletes of all abilities will find next year’s Whidbey Island Triathlon a little more taxing. Quite literally.

Sundberg outpacing Adams in Langley council race | UPDATE

The winner in the August primary for Position 3 on the Langley City Council has turned out to be a winner again in the General Election.

Lawyer presses city for action on Langley Passage, offers to put in sewer line to resolve concerns on impacts to Edgecliff bluff

The Langley City Council should take a final vote on the Langley Passage development, the developer's told the city in a letter sent today, or the developer will take the city to court.

Island County commissioners approve $81K settlement in eminent domain lawsuit

Island County commissioners approved a settlement offer this week in a property condemnation case on Camano Island. The settlement spells the end to an eminent domain lawsuit in Island County Superior Court between the county and Ion and Maria Aitonean.

UPDATE | Langley to talk about changing government

Mayor, former mayor skeptical of change to council-manager model of government in Langley.

Puget Sound Energy CEO jumps into PUD campaign

Puget Sound Energy CEO and president Stephen Reynolds is making a personal pitch to Whidbey residents, urging them to become more informed about the proposed takeover of the Bellevue-based utility’s service area by an island-based public utility district.

Most ballots still not returned for Whidbey General Hospital bond measure

Island County voters are staying true to history: Most voters have not yet mailed in their ballots for Tuesday's special election.

UPDATE | Langley mayor breaks tie on pick for new council member

LANGLEY — The Langley City Council has picked Hal Seligson to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Russell Sparkman earlier this year.

Ferry problems plague Whidbey routes

CLINTON — It’s gotten a little harder to get from here to there.And vice versa.The ferry M/V Kittitas was pulled off the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route… Continue reading

Records show rare early vote in Island County special election

Bucking the trend of other elections in recent years, most of the voters in this month’s special election were early voters.

Council to review three-year contract for new hearing examiner

The Langley City Council is expected to finalize a three-year agreement tonight to hire a hearing examiner to review major developing permits and other land-use actions.

Officials hope to land federal money for Freeland sewers

Officials of the Freeland Water and Sewer District are increasingly optimistic about their chances of landing federal stimulus funds to help pay for a new sewer system in Freeland.

Langley council undecided on reforming committees

A discussion on how council members could become better at their jobs ended in frustration last week after residents complained their concerns were still falling on deaf ears, and Langley officials said they were upset with the ongoing negativity surrounding city hall.

Homola on way to upset victory in Island County commissioner race

Democrat Angie Homola is on her way to an upset win of 16-year incumbent Mac McDowell for the District 2 seat on the board of Island County commissioners.